Explode-a-palooza 4/2

Agenda: Sensie

While the Runner is accessing this agenda in R&D, they must reveal it.

When the Runner accesses this agenda, you may gain 5credit.

It's like Lethal Action 3, only with more explosions.
Illustrated by Mike Nesbitt
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System Core 2019 (sc19)

#106 • English
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How does this compare to NAPD Contract? Well, we usually consider the Corp gaining money to be better than the runner losing money, and this gains more on access than the runner would lose when they access NAPD. Plus it doesn't have the drawback of being harder to score when you get bad publicity, which is relevant now that Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe is around and also frees you up to play illicit ice in your deck like Grim. The main drawback of this card compared to NAPD is that you never have the situation where the runner accesses it but is unable to steal it. (Plus it can only be used in NBN).

What does NBN do best? Either fast advance astrotrain, or Scorched Earth. Both of those strategies need a lot of credits to work, and both of them are not too concerned if the runner manages to steal an early agenda (in fact, if you're playing Midseason Replacements, you actually want them to steal an agenda... and this card gives you just enough money to play that operation. Coincidence?) Here is an example of a possible turn: Pop-up Window, SanSan City Grid, Explode-a-palooza. If the runner decides to run that server, steal your agenda and trash your SanSan, you gain 6 credits and the runner loses 6 credits. That's like you Account Siphon them, except that you're the corp. If they don't run it, you can score the agenda next turn.

The flavor of this card is the icing on an already delicious cake. Same old action movie, still gonna make a ton of profit out of it.

(The Valley era)
Actually with Haarpsichord studios, if the runner already stole an agenda then they can't steal it at all. —
With something like Red Herrings and Predictive Algorithms you can put the runner into a position where they simply can't steal the agenda... And you'll still get the 5 credits! —
Cool guys don't look at explosions! Yeaaaah! Cool guys don't look at explosions! —
True that the runner can't steal the agenda if they have already stolen one that turn against Harpsichord, but if the runner has Film Critic s/he can park the second agenda there and retrieve it for two clicks. I don't know why FFG released Harpsichord in the same datapack as Film Critic. —
Also if the runner doesn't have a copy in score area; in archives with Old Hollywood Grid. Then can Jackson back into R&D if they make a 2nd run —
wittela - probably because if Film Critic didn't exist Haarpsichord would be overpowered as hell :v —